Yale Routs Vassar

Alexander Cohen. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Alexander Cohen. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's fencing team hosted Vassar for a dual-meet on Monday night. Before a crowd of cheering fans in the seventh floor fencing salon Payne Whitney Gymnasium, the Bulldogs defeated Vassar by a final score of 19-8. The victory puts the Elis back on the winning track in their final meet before the Ivy Championships.


The Elis were in complete control throughout the night, winning handily in all three weapons. Yale's record was 6-3 in epee, 6-3 in saber, and 7-2 in foil. Sophomore saberist Colin Mills assembled a perfect 3-0 record on the day. Senior foilist Nathaniel Botwinick and junior foilist Shiv Kachru both racked up 3-0 records as well.


"The team bounced back well from Saturday," said captain Jon Holbrook. "Today's victory will set the tone for the next two weeks of training."


Yale will now have two weeks to prepare for Ivy competition, which will be hosted by Princeton on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13.


Report By Arsi Sefaj '11, Yale Sports Publicity